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Paint the Town red, enjoy Canadian Heritage show and virtual fireworks

Jun 19, 2020 | Recreation and Events | General

Celebrate Canada Day 2020 and “Paint the Town Red”. This year’s Canada Day celebration will look a bit different, both in Orangeville and across the country.

Residents are being encouraged to join in the festivities by hanging Canadian flags and decorating their homes in red and white to demonstrate their Canadian pride. Gather the family for a porch party and get ready to celebrate two metres from your neighbours. Town Hall, the Orangeville Public Library, and the Broadway medians will be illuminated with red flood lights to mark the occasion.

In Orangeville, Canadian flags will line downtown Broadway, and Alder Recreation Centre will proudly display a huge flag. Local stores will distribute 4,000 mini flags to their customers. A “Paint the Town Red” poster will be distributed in the Orangeville Citizen on June 25. Residents are encouraged to decorate the poster and display it in a window on Canada Day. Draw a picture, write something inspirational, or simply thank the community during these challenging times.

Canadian Heritage will be hosting two nation-wide televised shows on CBC with professional artistic and musical performances on Canada Day -- at 1 and 8 p.m. EST. A specially-developed app will allow Canadians to view a virtual fireworks show at the end of the second performance. Canadian Heritage has released celebration kits containing 45 ideas for your family and friends with four different activity themes: outdoors and physical activity’ culinary activities; arts and culture; and history, symbols and tradition.

Wherever you are, connect with your family and friends and start planning your virtual Canada Day. Help us to paint Orangeville red!

Canada Day greetings from MP Kyle Seeback, MPP Sylvia Jones, and Mayor Sandy Brown will be available on the Town’s social media channels.

Join us on social media to get all the details on Canadian Heritage’s national shows and activities. On July 1, let’s unite the country virtually, from coast to coast to coast, and celebrate everything Canada!

Canada Day 2020